3 veteran ‘Roots’ stars look back on making this TV classic
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3 veteran ‘Roots’ stars look back on making this TV classic

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC bosses weren’t sure anyone would watch. Their ambitious miniseries “Roots” was an eight-part epic based on Alex Haley’s best-seller that told the saga of his family tree, beginning with Kunta Kinte, a West African teen captured by slave raiders then shipped to America in the mid-1700s, and continuing through the … Continue reading

MCJR bids farewell to two beloved professors
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MCJR bids farewell to two beloved professors

by Shareen Nicholson The Department of Mass Communications and Journalism is preparing to say goodbye to two of its most memorable professors. Dr. Stanley Tickton and Dr. Paula Briggs will retire at the end of this semester. Both professors have been teaching at Norfolk State for more than twenty years. While at Norfolk State, both … Continue reading

End of a TV era: ‘American Idol’ vows ‘spectacular’ finale
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End of a TV era: ‘American Idol’ vows ‘spectacular’ finale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “American Idol,” which gave the world Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has one more chance to mint a star before it fades into TV and music history. Whether viewers choose a future chart-topper or trivia question remains to be seen. But executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, who helped translate Britain’s … Continue reading

Cast members from TV’s “A Different World” to visit Norfolk State April 16 to promote the value of higher education
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Cast members from TV’s “A Different World” to visit Norfolk State April 16 to promote the value of higher education

For the first time ever, cast members from the 90s hit television show, A Different World, will come together on a college campus for an intimate discussion exploring the importance of higher education and the value of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in both their historic and current roles. The event is sponsored by … Continue reading

Norfolk State excels at National Broadcasting Society national convention
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Norfolk State excels at National Broadcasting Society national convention

The Norfolk State University Chapter of the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) showed up and showed out for the 74th NBS-AERho National Convention in Los Angeles. NSU is the only active HBCU in the society. 15 students and three faculty members attended the convention, which set an NSU record for participation. NSU students broke the NBS chapter record … Continue reading

Howard Media Group replies to announcement that Howard will participate in FCC auction
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Howard Media Group replies to announcement that Howard will participate in FCC auction

HMG REPLIES TO PRESIDENT’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HOWARD WILL PARTICIPATE IN AUCTION (1/20/16) Howard University President Wayne Frederick announced on January 13 that the university would participate in a reverse auction through the FCC, in which WHUT-TV will make its spectrum available for purchase or some other arrangement.  However, he noted that the details of the … Continue reading

Joe Cook (NSU Class of 2009) is hot … in Alaska
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Joe Cook (NSU Class of 2009) is hot … in Alaska

by Thornton Collier Norfolk State University’s Mass Communications and Journalism Department has been flourishing for many years getting their students more prepared for the real world. It is easy to tell each student will have their own path and the key to succeeding is to never give up. Joe Cook was an NSU student from … Continue reading